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Queens SF WWW: Djokovic vs. Nalbandian

LinkMage
06-13-2008, 06:56 PM
I think Djokovic will take it.

arm
06-13-2008, 07:01 PM
:shrug:

Ajde Nole :hug:

~*BGT*~
06-13-2008, 07:05 PM
Fit Dave :rocker2:

tennizen
06-13-2008, 07:07 PM
Djokovic in 3.

Johnny Groove
06-13-2008, 07:07 PM
The fat one

Nalbandian!!!
06-13-2008, 07:12 PM
David in 2

sanshisan
06-13-2008, 07:13 PM
On a good day, Nalbandian can and has beaten the best the world can throw at him. But then so has Djokovic.

Djokovic in 3 with at least one tie-break :)

Aenea
06-13-2008, 07:14 PM
I didn't watch Novak's match against Hewitt and I don't know how he's playing but I watched David's match vs Richard and he played really good. I only hope they'll make an interesting and entertaining SF. I wouldn't miss that match. :D
I don't know who will win. But David is capable of giving Novak very hard time.

Petrovic
06-13-2008, 07:14 PM
Depends if Joker takes this one seriously !
I don't want him to get tired b4 Wimby.

But Joker wins it in 2 sets. 64 64

Andi-M
06-13-2008, 07:15 PM
Fat Dave in 2 or Nole in 3.

~Maya~
06-13-2008, 07:22 PM
They never met on grass. I pick Djokovic in three. I would be disappointed if it doesn't turn out to be a great battle

DDrago2
06-13-2008, 07:23 PM
SF is always the time for Nalbandian to lose.

Clay Death
06-13-2008, 07:25 PM
On a good day, Nalbandian can and has beaten the best the world can throw at him. But then so has Djokovic.

Djokovic in 3 with at least one tie-break :)


Fat Dave has to get this done in straight sets. he will be too tired for the 3rd set.

Aenea
06-13-2008, 07:25 PM
SF is always the time for Nalbandian to lose.

Yeah, you should have told him so last year in Madrid and Paris-Bercy. :wavey:

Action Jackson
06-13-2008, 07:29 PM
Tennis.

Djokovic fans will go over the top if he wins.

Nalbandwagonists will come out of the woodwork if he wins.

In other words it's a win-win.

Tennis-Engineer
06-13-2008, 07:29 PM
SF is always the time for Nalbandian to lose.

Quote of the day :haha:

Herdwick
06-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Nole please beat Lizard-eyes.

arm
06-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Fat Dave has to get this done in straight sets. he will be too tired for the 3rd set.

You've voted Nalby in 3 sets! How can you say that? :eek:

Coherence at its best.. :shrug:

~Maya~
06-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Depends if Joker takes this one seriously !
I don't want him to get tired b4 Wimby.

But Joker wins it in 2 sets. 64 64

Sure Wimby is more important to him but I think Nole would really like the opportunity to play against Nadal on grass before the big one.

ReturnWinner
06-13-2008, 07:32 PM
I think Faker will win.

DTJ
06-13-2008, 07:35 PM
nolevic in 2

Okonsky
06-13-2008, 07:39 PM
Djokovic fans will go over the top if he wins.



Explain please? Nalbandian is not Nadal or Federer. 'Оver the top' in your dreams. We'd be happy, nothing more.

Black Adam
06-13-2008, 07:40 PM
Nalbandian once again looking ike a threat. I think he will get through via experience. But Come Wimbledon, Nole will pose a bigger threat.

Action Jackson
06-13-2008, 07:42 PM
Explain please? Nalbandian is not Nadal or Federer. 'Оver the top' in your dreams. We'd be happy, nothing more.

Nole Golden Slam, that says it all for going over the top.

Okonsky
06-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Nole Golden Slam, that says it all for going over the top.

OK, understand, just some/most Novak fans would be enough.

Clay Death
06-13-2008, 07:46 PM
You've voted Nalby in 3 sets! How can you say that? :eek:

Coherence at its best.. :shrug:


3 sets will make it a little more difficult but i am still picking Nalby in this one. i think he will manage to get by.

straight sets is better for Nalby because of his questionable fitness. also, you dont want to let Djokovic get in some sort of rhythm and groove.

we have to remember that when Nalby is motivated, he can do some serious damage. the surface is fast enough and its not all that hot right now in London.

finally, Djokovic didnt really get any kind of test today. this is only his 3rd match on grass so far this year so this is the time to get him.

Mago#01
06-13-2008, 07:55 PM
The food in London is terrible, so I think Nalby in 2.

Herdwick
06-13-2008, 07:55 PM
The food in London is terrible, so I think Nalby in 2.

:haha::bowdown:

arm
06-13-2008, 08:08 PM
The food in London is terrible, so I think Nalby in 2.

:eek: It's not that bad. :shrug:

Terrific post, though. ;) :lol: :worship:

Herdwick
06-13-2008, 08:10 PM
:eek: It's not that bad. :shrug:

Terrific post, though. ;) :lol: :worship:

Have you been to a Harvester before?

Mago#01
06-13-2008, 08:10 PM
:eek: It's not that bad. :shrug:

Terrific post, though. ;) :lol: :worship:

When you born in Argentina, it is. Belive me.

federernadalfan
06-13-2008, 08:12 PM
Nalby in 3 sets

arm
06-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Have you been to a Harvester before?

Nope. :confused:

liadela
06-13-2008, 08:47 PM
I'm going with Djokovic in 3.

Herdwick
06-13-2008, 08:54 PM
Nope. :confused:

http://www.harvester.co.uk/

It's their slogan - the only proper response is 'Do you think I'd have come back if I had'

Think deep-fired in rancid oil/microwaved within an inch of its life and you're on the right track.

Merton
06-13-2008, 09:04 PM
Tennis.

Djokovic fans will go over the top if he wins.

Nalbandwagonists will come out of the woodwork if he wins.

In other words it's a win-win.

It has been quite on the Nalbandwagon, probably because nobody expected him to get to the semis here. No doubt, this will change if he makes the final. As for Nole, he is already the Wimbledon favourite, winning here would just make him better than Borg or Sampras ever was on grass.

3 sets will make it a little more difficult but i am still picking Nalby in this one. i think he will manage to get by.

straight sets is better for Nalby because of his questionable fitness. also, you dont want to let Djokovic get in some sort of rhythm and groove.

we have to remember that when Nalby is motivated, he can do some serious damage. the surface is fast enough and its not all that hot right now in London.

finally, Djokovic didnt really get any kind of test today. this is only his 3rd match on grass so far this year so this is the time to get him.

That settles the prediction for this match, Nole in 2.

rofe
06-13-2008, 09:06 PM
Novak will prove why he is considered the future GOAT by MTF.

Spes
06-13-2008, 09:07 PM
I really want Nole to take this but I have a feeling Dahveed will in straight sets. :sad:

Vida
06-13-2008, 09:11 PM
I see no reason for cynicism regarding these bandwagon stuff. As I understood, its a common thing. Nole just happens to be an in-form player.

Whatever ...

Djokovic 57 64 64

MariaV
06-13-2008, 09:14 PM
BAD BAD news for Federer and Nadal, they can forget about the Wimbledon title, Djokovic will win Queens and Wimbledon and go on to 10 years of total domination in world tennis. :worship: :bowdown:

Clay Death
06-13-2008, 09:29 PM
BAD BAD news for Federer and Nadal, they can forget about the Wimbledon title, Djokovic will win Queens and Wimbledon and go on to 10 years of total domination in world tennis. :worship: :bowdown:


Nadal will be hard to beat once he gets past quarters at Wimby. beat him early if you can or no cigar.

Roddickominator
06-13-2008, 09:30 PM
I hope David shows up in top form....then we could see a really great match. But knowing Fat Dave's tendancies...he'll probably look great one set and decent the other two. And anything less-than-great against Djokovic will be a sure loss for Fat Dave. Novak in 3.

Okonsky
06-13-2008, 09:52 PM
I see no reason for cynicism...


You mean this kind of cynicism:

As for Nole, he is already the Wimbledon favourite, winning here would just make him better than Borg or Sampras ever was on grass.



Does he (Merton) really mean it's funny, hilarious...? I thought he was serious man (since I became member). Well, I was wrong.

Indiana-4
06-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Nole in 3.

Vida
06-13-2008, 10:03 PM
You mean this kind of cynicism:



Does he (Merton) really mean it's funny, hilarious...? I thought he was serious man (since I became member). Well, I was wrong.

I forgot to put the 'wink' smiley.

Merton
06-13-2008, 10:12 PM
Does he (Merton) really mean it's funny, hilarious...? I thought he was serious man (since I became member). Well, I was wrong.

Did you miss the predictions of the golden slam? The statements Djokovic is better than Roger ever was, therefore (by implication) he should be included in the GOAT discussion? The statement that Djokovic is better on clay than Guga ever was? The statement that Djokovic is a player that has no weaknesses in his game? I am perfectly serious when I predict that somebody will soon compare Djokovic to Sampras on grass. I am crushed though since I cannot meet your rigorous standards for being serious enough.

MaryX
06-13-2008, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent

Djokovic fans will go over the top if he wins.


I think you underestimate Novak's fans.We will/would "go over the top" only if he beats Nadal on clay/grass and Federer on HC/grass/clay.Beating Nadal on HC is still something special, but not that I find myslef speachless after that.


Originally Posted by Merton
As for Nole, he is already the Wimbledon favourite, winning here would just make him better than Borg or Sampras ever was on grass.


cynicism
I agree, the problem is that I can't find the reason for that cynicism.The only adequate cure is named "novak proves he is Wimbledon favourite" which will happen in three weeks, or next year.

Okonsky
06-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Did you miss the predictions of the golden slam? The statements Djokovic is better than Roger ever was, therefore (by implication) he should be included in the GOAT discussion? The statement that Djokovic is better on clay than Guga ever was?

I'd never been in that story. I've missed all those predictions, statesments, whatever.

Never said, never wrote some kind of rubish. So, I think is quite 'right in the place' to comment your post. In my name, of course.

Outfielder
06-13-2008, 10:34 PM
Easy win for Novak...

Merton
06-13-2008, 10:41 PM
I'd never been in that story. I've missed all those predictions, statesments, whatever.

Never say, never wrote some kind of rubish. So, I think is quite 'right in the place' to comment your post. In my name, of course.

My statement was a prediction that soon enough somebody would compare Djokovic with Sampras on grass. That prediction may be true or false. Your response to my prediction was that I am not a serious poster. Well, that has nothing to do with the prediction, or, to put it more accurately, it has as much to do as saying that "At this point, Clay Death is the favourite for the ACC competition".

It is irrelevant, as is whether you were the one involved in the previous predictions and statements. My post was related to specific Djokovic fans making ridiculous statements and predictions but I fail to see why you would take it personally.

Vida
06-13-2008, 10:52 PM
My statement was a prediction that soon enough somebody would compare Djokovic with Sampras on grass. That prediction may be true or false. Your response to my prediction was that I am not a serious poster. Well, that has nothing to do with the prediction, or, to put it more accurately, it has as much to do as saying that "At this point, Clay Death is the favourite for the ACC competition".

It is irrelevant, as is whether you were the one involved in the previous predictions and statements. My post was related to specific Djokovic fans making ridiculous statements and predictions but I fail to see why you would take it personally.

... as if other players fans don't make ridiculous statements and predictions. So basically you're moaning about something that is quite ordinary, and using generalities, while presuming those 'specific' fans would recognize themselves and STOP making ridiculous statements and predictions. Right?

Okonsky
06-13-2008, 10:56 PM
My post was related to specific Djokovic fans making ridiculous statements and predictions but I fail to see why you would take it personally.

I always try to be more certain. I know you're aware there's xx kind of Novak fans. As for others too.

sanshisan
06-13-2008, 10:59 PM
I just hope Djokovic can get through this match with Nalbandian, because judging from the way Nadal's been playing on GRASS - Nishikori #118 - 3 sets and Korlovic #30 - 3 sets/3 tiebreaks: I think Djokovic has a good chance to beat Nadal. Considering that Nadal was nearly untouchable on CLAY: 6-0 in 3rd at RG against Federer - there is a big differential here for Nadal betw CLAY and GRASS. :rolleyes:

Merton
06-13-2008, 11:08 PM
... as if other players fans don't make ridiculous statements and predictions. So basically you're moaning about something that is quite ordinary, and using generalities, while presuming those 'specific' fans would recognize themselves and STOP making ridiculous statements and predictions. Right?

Moaning? Generalities? Wrong. This is something very specific and I comment on all bandwagoning behavior that I see, so it is not restricted to ridiculous statements about Djokovic. It is very simple actually:

-There have been ridiculous statements made in the very recent past about Djokovic (Fact, see examples in my post above)
-I predict there will be a specific ridiculous statement regarding Djokovic's performance on grass in the immediate future.

This might prove right or wrong. Djokovic could win Wimbledon without dropping a set and then I think I would prove right. Djokovic could bomb out early and then I would prove wrong.

As for saying it is ordinary, you are wrong. I have not seen Andreev fans predicting a couple of RG titles in the future for Andreev and I have not seen Troicki fans predicting a top-10 ranking for Troicki. Bandwagoning and glory hunting is usually related to top players. Yes, that includes Djokovic.

Vida
06-13-2008, 11:23 PM
Moaning? Generalities? Wrong. This is something very specific and I comment on all bandwagoning behavior that I see, so it is not restricted to ridiculous statements about Djokovic. It is very simple actually:

-There have been ridiculous statements made in the very recent past about Djokovic (Fact, see examples in my post above)
-I predict there will be a specific ridiculous statement regarding Djokovic's performance on grass in the immediate future.

This might prove right or wrong. Djokovic could win Wimbledon without dropping a set and then I think I would prove right. Djokovic could bomb out early and then I would prove wrong.

As for saying it is ordinary, you are wrong. I have not seen Andreev fans predicting a couple of RG titles in the future for Andreev and I have not seen Troicki fans predicting a top-10 ranking for Troicki. Bandwagoning and glory hunting is usually related to top players. Yes, that includes Djokovic.

Well just for fun, I see you're a chess person:

This is something very specific and I comment on all bandwagoning behavior that I see ...

Moaning might be too harsh, but bitching might be even hasher. If I were one of those 'specifics' I would call it just that I guess.

-I predict there will be a specific ridiculous statement regarding Djokovic's performance on grass in the immediate future.

If he wins Wimbledon, straightsetting Fed and Nadal along the way - might not make him immediate goat candidate, but would be pretty awesome feat. I guess slight exageration of his future status wouldn't harm anyone. (esp what we're witnessing from 'specific' Fed fans now days).

As for saying it is ordinary, you are wrong. I have not seen Andreev fans predicting a couple of RG titles in the future for Andreev and I have not seen Troicki fans predicting a top-10 ranking for Troicki. Bandwagoning and glory hunting is usually related to top players. Yes, that includes Djokovic.

Andreev and Troicki might be ordinary, but Djokovic is hardly.

..............

Look, its no big deal, I've got nothing against you. I just didn't expect such, well, moan from ya. There is always gonna be someone who'll go overboard. I find that irritating too, but obvious and expected at the same time.

NYCtennisfan
06-13-2008, 11:24 PM
Djoko needs a good % of first serves (over 60% at least) and to play aggressively with his first FH. If he does, he should win a tight one. Wouldn't be surprised if Nalbandian upped his game though.

Clay Death
06-13-2008, 11:39 PM
Djoko needs a good % of first serves (over 60% at least) and to play aggressively with his first FH. If he does, he should win a tight one. Wouldn't be surprised if Nalbandian upped his game though.

check this out:

Semifinal PreviewBack to list >

By Barry Newcombe

Rafael Nadal v Andy Roddick
Played: Tied 2-2

For two players who sit so high in the ratings this is an historic day. As the final Artois Championships approach their climax Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick meet for the first time on grass, the fifth in all. Top seeded Nadal is in his third year at the Artois and this semi-final appearance today is his best so far. Roddick has a much more impressive record in the tournament because he has won the title four times, is the defending champion, and if he could nail down a fifth tournament win he could make history. Roddick will need no reminders that on grass Nadal has more than established himself in the past two years by finishing runner-up to Roger Federer in successive Wimbledon finals. He has also won the French Open for four years in a row.

Roddick is into the semi-final round here a little undernourished in terms of anticipated match play. He had to play only one set in the third round against Mardy Fish, who then retired, and had a walkover in the quarter-final because Andy Murray was injured. But Roddick, the so called A-Rod with a game built for grass, knows the demands—and he beat Nadal last time out in Dubai this year. Today could provide quite a match.

Verdict—Nadal into his first Artois final
David Nalbandian v Novak Djokovic
Played: Tied 1-1

When David Nalbandian beat Richard Gasquet last evening it meant that for the first time since 1990 the Artois Championships semi-finals contained the top four seeds. Just to remind you, the last four 18 years ago were Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and John McEnroe, and the semi-finalists this year simply prove how well standards have been maintained in these championships. Nalbandian now plays the Serb Novak Djokovic who is the fastest rising player in the top ranks this year and is well on the way to moving even closer to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer having claimed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.

This is his first match on grass against Nalbandian who was runner-up at Wimbledon at 2002 in his first attempt. Good results in the latter part of last year lifted Nalbandian into the top ten. Djokovic, 21 last month, is the youngest semi-finalist here but in many ways is very threatening.

Verdict-Djokovic to reach his first grass court final

i differ slightly. i think Nalby has a chance tomorrow.

Tnn74
06-14-2008, 12:39 AM
Top 4 seeds into the Last 4... awesome :angel:
destroy him Nalby! pretend he is food on legs :lol:

Tzar
06-14-2008, 12:55 AM
Fat Dave 3578937052-3578937050 in the 3rd :)

Tzar
06-14-2008, 12:57 AM
Top 4 seeds into the Last 4... awesome :angel:
destroy him Nalby! pretend he is food on legs :lol:

so you can roast rafa in the final :drool:

Lee
06-14-2008, 02:23 AM
Moaning? Generalities? Wrong. This is something very specific and I comment on all bandwagoning behavior that I see, so it is not restricted to ridiculous statements about Djokovic. It is very simple actually:

-There have been ridiculous statements made in the very recent past about Djokovic (Fact, see examples in my post above)
-I predict there will be a specific ridiculous statement regarding Djokovic's performance on grass in the immediate future.

This might prove right or wrong. Djokovic could win Wimbledon without dropping a set and then I think I would prove right. Djokovic could bomb out early and then I would prove wrong.

As for saying it is ordinary, you are wrong. I have not seen Andreev fans predicting a couple of RG titles in the future for Andreev and I have not seen Troicki fans predicting a top-10 ranking for Troicki. Bandwagoning and glory hunting is usually related to top players. Yes, that includes Djokovic.

It seems to me you take a few Djokovic fans' perdictions "seriously" here. I wonder whether you take Clay Death's prediction the same?

ps: I gave up read CD's prediction for a long time, so I really don't know, thus the question.

Lee
06-14-2008, 02:25 AM
I see this trend lately that many posters, after reading 2 or 3 extreme Djokovic's fans "predictions" and then keep repeating themselves (in a jest) creating a scenario that this forum is filled with disillusional Djokovic fans. I don't understand why people want to do this and I am not whining or moaning here. Just point out a scenario or a trend.]

dsingh7
06-14-2008, 02:59 AM
3 sets will make it a little more difficult but i am still picking Nalby in this one. i think he will manage to get by.

straight sets is better for Nalby because of his questionable fitness. also, you dont want to let Djokovic get in some sort of rhythm and groove.

we have to remember that when Nalby is motivated, he can do some serious damage. the surface is fast enough and its not all that hot right now in London.

finally, Djokovic didnt really get any kind of test today. this is only his 3rd match on grass so far this year so this is the time to get him.

After long time am seeing CD being rational...Nalby can be a dangerous opponent to any one on given day...on Grass i will pick Nalby depending how motivated he is.

Jimnik
06-14-2008, 03:03 AM
I hope Nalbandian ups his game, at least enough to take this the distance. Of course if he's at his best he could win this.

Djokovic in two.

Clay Death
06-14-2008, 03:19 AM
After long time am seeing CD being rational...Nalby can be a dangerous opponent to any one on given day...on Grass i will pick Nalby depending how motivated he is.

obviously the best player tomorrow takes it but i give Nalby a shot at this match.

i have to assume that Nalby will take the fight to Djokovic and try to keep him off balanced. if he gets caught up in long ass rallies with Djokovic, he is asking for trouble.

Nalby has been around long enough to know how he can pull this off. its just a matter of execution now. i saw how ruthless he was against Fed(twice in a row) and Nadal (twice in a row) and Djokovic in Madrid and Paris last year on relatively fast indoor hard courts.

i am not pulling for Nalby. i just think he has monster talent and can play well against the best from time to time.

fhiriburu
06-14-2008, 03:49 AM
Djokovic def. Nalbandian 6-2 6-3

Easy win here

tripb19
06-14-2008, 03:59 AM
Djokovic def. Nalbandian 6-2 6-3

Easy win here

I agree unfortunately.

Art&Soul
06-14-2008, 04:01 AM
Fat Dave over Fakevic, in 2 easy sets :)

Merton
06-14-2008, 04:14 AM
I see this trend lately that many posters, after reading 2 or 3 extreme Djokovic's fans "predictions" and then keep repeating themselves (in a jest) creating a scenario that this forum is filled with disillusional Djokovic fans. I don't understand why people want to do this and I am not whining or moaning here. Just point out a scenario or a trend.]

Creating a scenario? Not at all. There exist illusional Djokovic fans and they make enough noise in this forum to become noticed. Furthermore, the amount of noise increases a lot near Djokovic successes and tends to disappear near Djokovic failures.

I don't see any reason why rational Djokovic fans would be bothered by the fact that other Djokovic fans tend to make predictions that do not seem to be based on rational expectations.

Lee
06-14-2008, 04:23 AM
Creating a scenario? Not at all. There exist illusional Djokovic fans and they make enough noise in this forum to become noticed. Furthermore, the amount of noise increases a lot near Djokovic successes and tends to disappear near Djokovic failures.

I don't see any reason why rational Djokovic fans would be bothered by the fact that other Djokovic fans tend to make predictions that do not seem to be based on rational expectations.

There are non rational Federer fans or non rattional Nadal fans doing things similar but I don't see the same kind of "reaction". May be I missed them. If that's the case, my sincere apology. I tried to ignore this in the first place but everywhere I go, even in places other than GM, I saw this kind of "snide" remarks and it gets a little bit irritating. Also, as I mentioned in my original post, it makes some posters who are not familiar with MTF thinking that there are many more not-so-rational fans of Djokovic than actual. That's all.

Feel free to continue this kind of action.

btw, you haven't answered my other question which to be honest, I am more interested in hearing the answer.

prima donna
06-14-2008, 04:25 AM
Nalbandian 6-0, 7-6

Merton
06-14-2008, 04:53 AM
There are non rational Federer fans or non rattional Nadal fans doing things similar but I don't see the same kind of "reaction". May be I missed them. If that's the case, my sincere apology. I tried to ignore this in the first place but everywhere I go, even in places other than GM, I saw this kind of "snide" remarks and it gets a little bit irritating. Also, as I mentioned in my original post, it makes some posters who are not familiar with MTF thinking that there are many more not-so-rational fans of Djokovic than actual. That's all.

Feel free to continue this kind of action.

btw, you haven't answered my other question which to be honest, I am more interested in hearing the answer.

Just from very recent memory, this is what I posted on the Nadal winning the grand slam thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7179447&postcount=27

Then you only have to go through the bandwagon player of the month thread, I don't think I discriminate against any player and I hope I will not do either if favourite players of mine become good enough to solicit expectations that are not rational.

What other question? Clay Death? Sometimes I take him seriously but others, like ranting about the inherent superiority of the two-handed backhand, not.

Knightmace
06-14-2008, 04:57 AM
I want Dave to win.

Lee
06-14-2008, 04:59 AM
Just from very recent memory, this is what I posted on the Nadal winning the grand slam thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7179447&postcount=27

Then you only have to go through the bandwagon player of the month thread, I don't think I discriminate against any player and I hope I will not do either if favourite players of mine become good enough to solicit expectations that are not rational.

What other question? Clay Death? Sometimes I take him seriously but others, like ranting about the inherent superiority of the two-handed backhand, not.

Thanks for your answer.

gulzhan
06-14-2008, 05:10 AM
easy for djokovic

Forehander
06-14-2008, 05:14 AM
I support Nalbandian but unfortunately I think Djokovic will take this one. The last time they played in Madrid? That didn't really count in my opinion.

MaryX
06-14-2008, 02:47 PM
There are non rational Federer fans or non rattional Nadal fans doing things similar but I don't see the same kind of "reaction".

That's because they are more established players, so the predictions based on their previous results doesn't bother anyone that much.There are maybe unrational expectations when Novak is concenred and ofcourse many exaggerations, which is something understandable if we comprehend that he is the youngest one in the "big three"-we don't know for sure how his game will adjust in following years to grass, clay, how much he can improve on HC, etc.Time made clear that Djokovic isn't winning the golden slam this year, or that he is not RG favourite as someone maybe predicted, but it will also reveal answers to some other open questions (for example, is he Wimbledon favourite).

rocketassist
06-14-2008, 02:50 PM
I support Nalbandian but unfortunately I think Djokovic will take this one. The last time they played in Madrid? That didn't really count in my opinion.

Of course it counts. :confused:

MaryX
06-14-2008, 03:01 PM
Of course it counts.
It counts, but not that much-counts little more than Gasquet's win over Djokovic in TMC in terms of relevance.This one would count more.The same thing can be said for his hypothetical win in final over Nadal.

Clay Death
06-14-2008, 03:38 PM
I support Nalbandian but unfortunately I think Djokovic will take this one. The last time they played in Madrid? That didn't really count in my opinion.


looks like i am going to be wrong on this one. i picked nalby but i think he is going to disappoint as usual.

also Djokovic is just too damn solid. his return of serve is probably the best in the sport and his ground game is rock solid. his 2 hander is also the best in the game.

it takes somebody with incredible will and equally solid game to shake him. Nadal can probably take him in a best of 5 sets match on grass if they meet in the semis at Wimby but best of 3 sets may be a difficult proposition.